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MHANJ Launches New Service to Help Those Struggling with Heroin and Rx Drug Abuse

New Jersey is in the midst of a major epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse with more than 550 fatal overdoses this past year alone.  Those struggling with addiction, along with their families, are struggling to find treatment, support and education.  The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) has launched a new service to help: NJ Connect for Recovery, 855-652-3737, http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org.

NJ Connect for Recovery provides access to support and treatment for persons dealing specifically with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, as well as peer support to families and friends dealing with the addictions of loved ones. This service is being funded through the private sources and operated as part of MHANJ’s call center and helpline services, and is staffed by a team of addiction professionals and peer specialists.  

Help Spread the Word

  • Sign up your organization to become part of MHANJ’s Tell Two Friends campaign to demonstrate your organization’s support for the service!   This can be done through the form accessible here, or by going to the NJ Connect for Recovery website.  Please share this with other organizations, networks and coalitions, asking them to join as well. Feel free to include names of your individual programs as well; treatment, recovery groups, self-help centers, etc. are all welcome.   http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/
  • Share the website www.njconnectforrecovery.org and the poster accessible here with your staff and clients.  Print out and distribute copies directly or post them throughout your organization’s program space.  It can be printed in color or black and white.
  • Please LIKE the page and share it on your organizational and personal Facebook pages and other social media, which are critical communication tools in reaching many impacted by this crisis.   Direct links are on the   web page to make this easy.NJ Connect for Recoverywww.njconnectforrecovery.org

Please take a few moments needed to join our campaign to spread the word. We all know that support, education, and access to treatment services are keys to recovery for both those addicted and their loved ones.

This is an epidemic that has no boundaries and is destroying lives across the state.  Thank you  for helping us help by spreading the word.

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